Qatar, represented by Qatar Fund for Development and Qatar Airways, sent the second shipment of urgent medical aid to Iran to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic. Qatar’s ambassador to Iran, Mohamed bin Hamad al-Hajri, said that this was not the first time Qatar is providing assistance to Iran. Qatar had sent aid during the earlier floods and earthquakes.
He added that the assistance will continue until the end of epidemic as Qatar will spare no effort in helping friendly nations. Qatar’s assistance to combat Covid-19 comes as a matter of joint responsibility in fighting the pandemic, a common threat facing the entire world.
The second shipment of seven tonnes contains medical equipment and supplies, including masks, sterilisers, and medical disinfectants. The first shipment, which was transported on March 13, included six tonnes of medical equipment and supplies. Iran has reported one of the highest Covid-19 deaths and infections in the Middle East.